Many people use ice to get neck pain relief, and this is a good method. Place some ice cubes in a towel, wrap it up and place it on the neck. Also you can use an ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables to do it.
Place ice and cold packs on the painful area.
Put ice or cold packs on the painful area for 15 to 20 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day or at least once per hour for 1 or 2 days. Cold helps reduce swelling and pain. Avoid direct contact with your skin by putting a towel between your skin and the ice in case it may damage your skin. Be sure not to fall asleep with ice on your skin.
Try ice massage. Massage the injured spot with ice for 2 to 7 minutes, long enough to numb the pain. Ice frozen in a foam cup works well. Be careful not to damage your skin (frostbite).
Gently massage or rub the injured area to lessen pain and speed up blood circulation. Stop massaging the injured area if you pain increases.